Whether you are looking for a way to achieve a high level of performance in physical sports or activities, or just searching for methods for improving your mindset in your everyday life, you know that mental training is critical to your success. Because of this, our Orleans physiotherapists recommend mental performance consultations to supplement your training.
While improving your performance in any area of your life certainly will be affected by your physical capabilities, whether pushing yourself to complete extra reps at the gym or rising to the occasion on game day, there is also an equal amount of importance that you should place on your mental function and your mindset.
Because of this, we are proud to have a mental performance consultant as part of our network of staff at our Motionworks physiotherapy centers - a professional who is dedicated to supporting our clients in their health journey by encouraging mental skills, imparting knowledge and helping them to maintain their optimal performance.
What is involved in mental performance consulting?
Consultants for mental performance operate similarly to other mental health professionals, but there is a slight difference in focus.
At your first appointment with a mental performance consultant, they will take some time to get to know you, to understand your values, and to create a plan of skills that you like to develop in order to help you reach your goals.
Appointments generally last between half an hour to an hour and will include conversations about how you are doing, your progress and focused time to develop specific mental skills.
What can a mental performance consultant help me with?
A mental performance consultant is able to help their clients to develop any of the following skills to help them to achieve and maintain their optimal performance:
- Leadership Training
- Stress Management
- Focus and Distraction Control
- Goal Setting
- Pre-competition Planning
- Resilience and Adversity Management
Is this service only for adult, high-performing athletes?
Not at all!
The mental performance consultant at our Nepean location is able to work with anyone looking to support their development an improve their ability to achieve their goals. Mental performance consultations can allow professionals like businesspeople and artists to up their game and begin performing at the level they desire.
Likewise, young people can begin their mental performance journey as young as 9. Generally, this is when activities such as sports become more competitive and where this kind of training may be able to give an edge in the competition. Mental, emotional, or physical barriers related to performance can start at any age and mental performance training can improve mindset, foster positive thinking and mental health.